In Response to Re: Softening butter for baking:
GRANA here; I used to take the butter out of fridge at least an hour hour before using it My new microwave oven has a " soften" butter cyle,I just push it& the # of sticks(1 to 4) and the sticks of butter are perfectly softened for creaming w/ sugar.This microwave oven was the least xpensive one on display that day( half the price our budget allowed. It sure doesm make baking easier, no planning ahead needed!
Posted by ann h
What brand of microwave is it? I will have to look for this when shopping for a new one when that comes up.